1.5 tsp for 300mL water @90C, steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.
Picking date: 16 July 2021.
Another glorious inclusion in the Teabox Darjeeling sampler. The packet promises mirabelle plum, apricot, and grapefruit notes in the aroma with a “tangy-sweet, mellow, woody” palate. This tea keeps those promises. A bright and happy Darjeeling with a bit of heft yet still very fresh.
Teabox often recommend lower temps than I expect for their black teas, and I encourage you to try it their way. Darjeelings and even Assams with 90C water instead of 95C or boiling brew up a bit sweeter and with gorgeous dances of flavour.
I have many, many different samples to try yet, and I’m thrilled about it.
If you can get the Darjeeling sampler pack on sale, do it. Even at regular price, it’s well worth it.